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Inhabitants of Main Street. In 1939 the following people were named as living on Main Street Emyvale. I can give some up-to-date information on some of them but if you can add to the information we would appreciate it. Dr. Leonard, doctor and coroner. (lived where current Doctor Watters now lives but he moved out to the bungalow near Sruth and Mhuilleann. Charles McCluskey PC and M.C.C.: fantastic business man and entrepreneur. He was responsible for a huge number of developments around North Monaghan, including the setting up of Emyvale Development Association and the development of the boot/shoe making in Mullan Mills. He had the big shop where Centra is now and also a grain store, where the priest’s house is on the Glaslough Road. He was a great poet and I will post some of his work soon. His gardens, which were looked after by Fred Majnone (Kevin’s father) were beautiful and open to the public one day every year with funds raised going to a local charity. Francie Treanor, Gerry Murphy and Eugene Gilbride have been owners of the show before Glyn Williams. E.J Neeson P.C. & Merchant: Had a big shop directly opposite where McMahons shop is now. It was hardware and grocery. Dan took over and Benny Hackett was working there too. The Neeson family moved to Oriel Park when the shop closed and McKennas purchased the shop building. Ed. McCormack, grocery and Spirit merchant: This was one of three pubs in the village. It was where John’s place is now. The McCormack family moved to County Kildare and some locals have maintained contact with family members through the years. Eoin McMahon purchased and developed the McCormack pub. He then built the Emyvale Inn (The Red Star Inn) on McCormack’s Green, which was a grassed area beside the pub. This area was the location of the Emyvale Carnival where a big marquee was erected and the major bands performed at the dances every night for over a week. The Pub and Inn were sold and the present John Plaice was built. It was the Greenmount restaurant originally. Luke Skeath, Coal Merchant and Potato exporter: He used the Store belonging to Charles McCluskey on the Glaslough Road but also the stores where Hollands have a yard opposite Pauls. He married a niece of Charles McCluskey and moved to Monaghan and Old Cross Square. Peter McMahon, Merchant: Yes he was my father and when in his teens he became very attached to a Hughes family who had a shop where Aine Sheehan lives and a travelling shop. He took over the business and built a wooden structure, where the Credit Union is now, and opened a shop there as well as going round the country in his pony and trap selling goods and buying eggs. However World War 11, when things were scarce, including money, he had to close as it was impossible to get paid. The shop was bought by Mr. McGlone, a local auctioneer and it became his office. The Credit Union bought it in the late ‘60’s and some time later built the present offices. Jas. P. Holland, Cycle Mechanic: No relation to the present Holland family James Holland had a bicycle shop where the Golden Emerald Chinese Take-away is now. There was the father, mother and son and they repaired bicycles and sold new ones. They spoke with an English/Scottish accent. They lived at the back of the shop but later built a bungalow beside the shop where the entrance to the housing estate, Scarna Court, is now. When Jim, the son, was the only one left and the shop had been closed Jack Donaghue bought the property. Mrs. J McCluskey, Restaurant: This building has very much retained the same architecture as it was then and is occupied by Nancy McCluskey and family. Mrs. McCluskey had a B&B there and many Garda, custom men, teachers, and others were lodgers in that B & B. It was also a great place for a good meal and many passing through the village stopped there for food. It was known as ‘McCluskey’s Hotel’ and was the location for many meetings of local organisations. This is the house where Seamus and Patsy McCluskey were born and reared with a sister, Josie. T. J. Wright, Spirit Merchant: There were more than three Pubs in Emyvale in the early days but Thomas James Wright’s was one of the three to survive. It is now Paul’s and previously belonged to the McCaffrey family. Packie McCaffrey and brother Francie developed the pub, when they took it over and they also started a Concrete Block making business in the yard. T.J. and wife built a new bungalow beside Hollands bungalow opposite the Oratory and lived there until they passed away. When Thomas James died Mrs Wright used give he her blue Morris Minor car to go to Mass in Corracrin every Sunday. I was mid teens and didnt have a car but had a licence. Mrs. McElmeel: This lady is reported in the 1939 list as ‘spirits and grocery’. I take it that she was the mother of Margaret (Maggie), who became McMahon when she married Eoin and they were parents of Monica, Mai, and Rosemary. and lived in ‘The Gaelic Bar’, now known as The Redboys. Got a little more information re. this family and the Pub but would like to compelte the story before I paste it here. Packie Hughes: Had a butcher shop where Susan has the Hairdressing today. He lived out in Corlattalon and brought the meat in to the shop with a pony and cart. He always parcelled your purchase in paper and tied it with string and I always loved to watch him tying the string and then with a flick of the hand he was able to break the string off the roll - no knife or scissors needed there. I am now going to post a number of people names on the 1939 list as living in the village but I have no information on them - so I need your help, especially with all the ‘retired school teachers’!! Mrs. A McKenna: Retired School Teacher? I have been given a small amount of information for Alice but need more. John Holland: Postman? Born in Emyvale, and father of Nora McCionna. Nora told me once that she was related to me through the Hollands.? Not sure where he lived in Emyvale but could have been opposite the High House. I have been informed that John Holland built and lived in the house now occupied by Joan McQuaid. Miss Devlin, ex-school teacher? Miss O’Callaghan: ex-maternity nurse? Miss Neeson,: Maternity Nurse? Chas. McKenna: Flax Mill? Would they have what became Maguires P. McEntee: Retired School Teacher? He was related to Bishop Duffy, possibly, and taught in Deravoy NS. H. Wright: Retired Civil Servant? Would this man be connected to the Wrights who owned the High House? Wm. Hendry: Another ‘eating house’ or ‘Dining Rooms’ on Main Street which is next door to Scarna Inn. It is a very important house as I am supposed to have been born there. It earlier times it was two houses but Hendrys made it into one. Willie woked with the Council, as far as I can remember and there were three children - Nancy (a Nurse) who emigrated to England; Sean - the terrific footballer, tall with a great pair of hands. He also emigrated to England and passed away a couple of years ago. The other sister was married and lived in Armagh. Someone will fill me in on this family. W. Amberson: William Amberson in Emyvale 1939: William John Amberson was born in Emyvale on 8th August 1888. His father was also William John Amberson and his mother was Ann Jane Patterson. They were married in Belfast in 1887. William Senior was already stationed in Emyvale as a Sergeant in the RIC. The 1901 census shows Ann working as sub-postmistress in Emyvale. The 1911 census shows William Senior as Retired Sergeant, his wife Ann as sub- postmistress and her daughter Annie, from a previous marriage, as Post Office Assistant. Their son William, then 22, was living in Newtownards with his Aunt, and working as a carpenter. In 1919, the daughter Annie married Robert Wright, Glaslough, a business official, son of George Wright, a farmer. In 1938, William Amberson's mother died age 85, and his father died in 1943 age 83. Thanks Norah 1. Did William return to work in Emyvale post office after his mother died? 2. I cannot see any record of his death. --- Can you add to this??? James McKenna: Drapery. We will add to this list by degrees, if people are interested but in the meantime I would be delighted if you could add your memories or correct my information, where it does not agree with yours. Send your information by clicking HERE
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Inhabitants of Main Street. In 1939 the following people were named as living on Main Street Emyvale. I can give some up-to-date information on some of them but if you can add to the information we would appreciate it. Dr. Leonard, doctor and coroner. (lived where current Doctor Watters now lives but he moved out to the bungalow near Sruth and Mhuilleann. Charles McCluskey PC and M.C.C.: fantastic business man and entrepreneur. He was responsible for a huge number of developments around North Monaghan, including the setting up of Emyvale Development Association and the development of the boot/shoe making in Mullan Mills. He had the big shop where Centra is now and also a grain store, where the priest’s house is on the Glaslough Road. He was a great poet and I will post some of his work soon. His gardens, which were looked after by Fred Majnone (Kevin’s father) were beautiful and open to the public one day every year with funds raised going to a local charity. Francie Treanor, Gerry Murphy and Eugene Gilbride have been owners of the show before Glyn Williams. E.J Neeson P.C. & Merchant: Had a big shop directly opposite where McMahons shop is now. It was hardware and grocery. Dan took over and Benny Hackett was working there too. The Neeson family moved to Oriel Park when the shop closed and McKennas purchased the shop building. Ed. McCormack, grocery and Spirit merchant: This was one of three pubs in the village. It was where John’s place is now. The McCormack family moved to County Kildare and some locals have maintained contact with family members through the years. Eoin McMahon purchased and developed the McCormack pub. He then built the Emyvale Inn (The Red Star Inn) on McCormack’s Green, which was a grassed area beside the pub. This area was the location of the Emyvale Carnival where a big marquee was erected and the major bands performed at the dances every night for over a week. The Pub and Inn were sold and the present John Plaice was built. It was the Greenmount restaurant originally. Luke Skeath, Coal Merchant and Potato exporter: He used the Store belonging to Charles McCluskey on the Glaslough Road but also the stores where Hollands have a yard opposite Pauls. He married a niece of Charles McCluskey and moved to Monaghan and Old Cross Square. Peter McMahon, Merchant: Yes he was my father and when in his teens he became very attached to a Hughes family who had a shop where Aine Sheehan lives and a travelling shop. He took over the business and built a wooden structure, where the Credit Union is now, and opened a shop there as well as going round the country in his pony and trap selling goods and buying eggs. However World War 11, when things were scarce, including money, he had to close as it was impossible to get paid. The shop was bought by Mr. McGlone, a local auctioneer and it became his office. The Credit Union bought it in the late ‘60’s and some time later built the present offices. Jas. P. Holland, Cycle Mechanic: No relation to the present Holland family James Holland had a bicycle shop where the Golden Emerald Chinese Take-away is now. There was the father, mother and son and they repaired bicycles and sold new ones. They spoke with an English/Scottish accent. They lived at the back of the shop but later built a bungalow beside the shop where the entrance to the housing estate, Scarna Court, is now. When Jim, the son, was the only one left and the shop had been closed Jack Donaghue bought the property. Mrs. J McCluskey, Restaurant: This building has very much retained the same architecture as it was then and is occupied by Nancy McCluskey and family. Mrs. McCluskey had a B&B there and many Garda, custom men, teachers, and others were lodgers in that B & B. It was also a great place for a good meal and many passing through the village stopped there for food. It was known as ‘McCluskey’s Hotel’ and was the location for many meetings of local organisations. This is the house where Seamus and Patsy McCluskey were born and reared with a sister, Josie. T. J. Wright, Spirit Merchant: There were more than three Pubs in Emyvale in the early days but Thomas James Wright’s was one of the three to survive. It is now Paul’s and previously belonged to the McCaffrey family. Packie McCaffrey and brother Francie developed the pub, when they took it over and they also started a Concrete Block making business in the yard. T.J. and wife built a new bungalow beside Hollands bungalow opposite the Oratory and lived there until they passed away. When Thomas James died Mrs Wright used give he her blue Morris Minor car to go to Mass in Corracrin every Sunday. I was mid teens and didnt have a car but had a licence. Mrs. McElmeel: This lady is reported in the 1939 list as ‘spirits and grocery’. I take it that she was the mother of Margaret (Maggie), who became McMahon when she married Eoin and they were parents of Monica, Mai, and Rosemary. and lived in ‘The Gaelic Bar’, now known as The Redboys. Got a little more information re. this family and the Pub but would like to compelte the story before I paste it here. Packie Hughes: Had a butcher shop where Susan has the Hairdressing today. He lived out in Corlattalon and brought the meat in to the shop with a pony and cart. He always parcelled your purchase in paper and tied it with string and I always loved to watch him tying the string and then with a flick of the hand he was able to break the string off the roll - no knife or scissors needed there. I am now going to post a number of people names on the 1939 list as living in the village but I have no information on them - so I need your help, especially with all the ‘retired school teachers’!! Mrs. A McKenna: Retired School Teacher? I have been given a small amount of information for Alice but need more. John Holland: Postman? Born in Emyvale, and father of Nora McCionna. Nora told me once that she was related to me through the Hollands.? Not sure where he lived in Emyvale but could have been opposite the High House. I have been informed that John Holland built and lived in the house now occupied by Joan McQuaid. Miss Devlin, ex-school teacher? Miss O’Callaghan: ex-maternity nurse? Miss Neeson,: Maternity Nurse? Chas. McKenna: Flax Mill? Would they have what became Maguires P. McEntee: Retired School Teacher? He was related to Bishop Duffy, possibly, and taught in Deravoy NS. H. Wright: Retired Civil Servant? Would this man be connected to the Wrights who owned the High House? Wm. Hendry: Another ‘eating house’ or ‘Dining Rooms’ on Main Street which is next door to Scarna Inn. It is a very important house as I am supposed to have been born there. It earlier times it was two houses but Hendrys made it into one. Willie woked with the Council, as far as I can remember and there were three children - Nancy (a Nurse) who emigrated to England; Sean - the terrific footballer, tall with a great pair of hands. He also emigrated to England and passed away a couple of years ago. The other sister was married and lived in Armagh. Someone will fill me in on this family. W. Amberson: William Amberson in Emyvale 1939: William John Amberson was born in Emyvale on 8th August 1888. His father was also William John Amberson and his mother was Ann Jane Patterson. They were married in Belfast in 1887. William Senior was already stationed in Emyvale as a Sergeant in the RIC. The 1901 census shows Ann working as sub-postmistress in Emyvale. The 1911 census shows William Senior as Retired Sergeant, his wife Ann as sub-postmistress and her daughter Annie, from a previous marriage, as Post Office Assistant. Their son William, then 22, was living in Newtownards with his Aunt, and working as a carpenter. In 1919, the daughter Annie married Robert Wright, Glaslough, a business official, son of George Wright, a farmer. In 1938, William Amberson's mother died age 85, and his father died in 1943 age 83. Thanks Norah 1. Did William return to work in Emyvale post office after his mother died? 2. I cannot see any record of his death. --- Can you add to this??? James McKenna: Drapery. We will add to this list by degrees, if people are interested but in the meantime I would be delighted if you could add your memories or correct my information, where it does not agree with yours. Send your information by clicking HERE